Whatever the time of year, the Great British countryside is wonderful for relaxing cottage breaks. We love the National Parks in particular. England’s National Parks feature special places such as Dartmoor and Exmoor where you can enjoy getting back to nature but there are so many to choose from and each offers its own unique attractions. Some of our favourites in England include the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Scotland, Wales and Ireland also offer easily accessible national parks. Other wonderful areas of rural Britain include Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wherever you choose to visit, let us help you find a great place to stay and if you need more ideas or information see our guide to the best of the British countryside.
The UK and Ireland offer some stunningly naturally beautiful places where you can enjoy a cottage holiday along with some excellent wildlife watching. For best places to go, the National Parks along with Britain’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty come highly recommended. In these open green spaces you can freely enjoy walks and time in the countryside. Whether you enjoy bird watching or looking out for deer or other animals, Britain is home to some fascinating sights and experiences. For inspiration on where to stay why not take a look at country cottages in areas of outstanding natural beauty.
The National Parks in the UK and Ireland are often referred to as Britain’s breathing spaces. With acres and acres of unspoilt countryside, these parks have to be some of the top places to go for rural retreat breaks. What makes these places so inspirational you may wonder? Well for one, these parks offer a variety of unique landscapes such as meadows, woodlands, wetlands and mountains which can be ideal places to explore on romantic breaks or family getaways. For more information on what these special places have to offer for cottage holidays see our cottage holiday guide on England’s National Parks. More information on the national parks of Wales, Ireland and Scotland coming soon!